We are excited to announce the opening of our newest exhibit! Preservation and Process: Preservation at the Kenilworth Historical Society. The mission of the Kenilworth Historical Society, is to preserve, collect and interpret local historical materials and make them available to the public. One of the most important aspects of the Society is preservation. Without historic materials we have nothing to interpret or share with the public. In order to serve as a museum and repository for these materials we need ongoing attention to preservation. In this exhibit, we will highlight various preservation techniques to maintain our archival, photographic, and object-based collections.
Featured in this exhibit are costume pieces, which have been recently restored after suffering water damage from last spring’s flood. Also, on display are a variety of metal, wooden, and paper artifacts that illustrate the various methods of preservation currently practiced at KHS. We have also highlighted the various properties in Kenilworth that have been nominated to the National Register of Historic Places. If you would like to learn more about preservation or check out some of these rarely seen artifacts, stop by the historical society.
KHS has initiated a Digital Photograph Campaign! The purpose of the Digital Photograph Campaign is to collect and preserve contemporary photographs of the people, places, and organizations of Kenilworth. In addition to being a visual record, these photographs illustrate changes Kenilworth has undergone.
Photography has shifted dramatically to digital formats in the last 10 years, and KHS wants to make it easier for you donate these photographs. By donating your photographs to KHS we are able to grow out collection and fulfill our mission, to collect, preserve, and make available the history of the Village of Kenilworth.
To donate a digital photograph to KHS, please complete the following steps:
• Email photographs to: firstname.lastname@example.org
• Subject field titles: Digital Photo for KHS
• Attach the highest resolution photograph you have to the email in a .JPG or .TIFF file
• The body of the email need to contain a complete description, including:
o Names of all individuals in the photograph
o Names of photographer
o Any other pertinent information, such as: When the homeowners moved into the residence, what event the photograph was taken at, etc.
• Note: Up to 5 photographs can be attached to a single email ONLY if the description is the same for each photograph
The support of donations are essential to grow the historical society’s collections and exhibits. The Kenilworth Historical Society thanks you for your continued support.
615 Abbotsford, Kenilworth, Illinois c. early 1900s
615 Abbotsford, Kenilworth, Illinois. 1982
The mission of the Kenilworth Historical Society, founded in 1922, is to serve as a museum and repository for the local historical materials that document the people, events, and organizations involved in the history of the Village of Kenilworth, on an ongoing basis. The society collects, preserves, and interprets these materials and makes them available to the public, both children and adults, through exhibits, programs, and access to its research collection.
Kenilworth, Illinois is located between the villages of Wilmette and Winnetka, sixteen miles north of the Chicago loop.
The Society is located in the Stuart Memorial Building, 415 Kenilworth Avenue in the center of the village, directly east of the train station and across the street from the Kenilworth Assembly Hall. Kenilworth Avenue is accessible from Sheridan Road on the eastern end and Green Bay Road on the western end.
Mondays, 9:00 t0 4:30 and Thursdays, 9:00 to 4:30 Kenilworth, Illinois is located between the villages of Wilmette and Winnetka, sixteen miles north of the Chicago loop.